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Expert has predicted the fate of the "Nord stream — 2" after Polish fine

Expert of the national energy security Fund Stanislav Mitrakhovich sure imposed by Poland because of the "Nord stream — 2" the fine will not prevent the construction of the pipeline, writes "Evening Moscow".

On the eve of the Polish Antimonopoly regulator UOKiK has fined Russia's Gazprom on 213 million zlotys, equivalent to about 50 million euros for noncompliance in the case of "Nord stream — 2". "Gazprom" has promised to appeal the decision.

The specialist noted that Warsaw has put a lot of effort to disrupt the construction of "Nord stream — 2". According to him, the Polish side is looking for clues in the young law of the European Union to prevent Russia to implement the project.

Mitrakhovich concluded that the construction of "Nord stream — 2" may reflect the subjects associated with the US.

In may last year, UOKiK presented "Gazprom" and its five partners in the project "Northern stream -2" OMV, Wintershall, Shell, Uniper and Engie allegations of violation of the Antimonopoly legislation of Poland for funding the construction of the pipeline.

In November, the regulator fined French Engie worth about $ 45 million for failure to submit information relating to the case. In January, it refused to grant Gazprom. The Russian company said that the requested information was not related to the antitrust investigation by the regulator. The company said that the UOKiK refused to tell me why they needed data on the pipeline.

The project "Northern stream — 2" involves the laying of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. It also passes through territorial or exclusive economic zones of Finland, Sweden and Denmark.

The project is implemented by Nord Stream AG 2 with the sole shareholder — "Gazprom". European partners — Royal Dutch Shell, OMV, Engie, Uniper and Wintershall — Finance the construction by half, that is, amounting to 950 million euros each.

The bill was opposed by Ukraine, which fears to lose the income from the transit of Russian gas, the US, is actively promoting in its EU liquefied natural gas, as well as Poland, Latvia and Lithuania consider political project. At the end of last year, the United States adopted the defense budget, which included sanctions against companies involved in the construction of "Nord stream — 2". As a result, the construction was suspended: the Swiss company Allseas, is engaged in laying of pipes immediately stopped work.

In "Gazprom" stated that they will be able to complete the construction. One of the possible options involves the use of an anchor pipe, accompanied by another vessel, with dynamic positioning, capable of holding the ship in position without anchors and mooring. This role can perform the Fortuna, owned by MRTS, and "academic plan".